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Yes, I finally graduated! Now what?

Did you just get out school or getting ready to hit the job market? Are you thinking, "Now what?” This is a must attend workshop if you’re looking to learn about searching for a job and polishing your interview skills. Join us for mock interviews and start your journey on the destination called real life.

  • Group mock interviews
  • Networking advice with experts
  • Learn your self-introduction

Meet the Trainers

Leslie Moe-Kaiser, PhD, CLU

Leslie Moe-Kaiser, Corporate Public Affairs, manages State Farm’s relationships with national Asian American Pacific Islander organizations. She partners with leaders to help create safer, stronger, and better-educated communities through teen driver safety, youth and adult leadership training, financial education and professional development offerings.

Leslie’s previous responsibilities include training, communications and Asian American marketing. She also planned and implemented Asian communications and cultural patterns programming. Prior to State Farm, Leslie founded a consulting firm that developed strategies for Fortune 500 companies entering the China market, and developed relationships with Japanese financial institutions to facilitate East-West trade. Her first career was in academia specializing in Asian Art History and Asian Philosophies.

Leslie serves on the Business Advisory Council of OCA, National Advisory Council of the Asian American Justice Center, President’s Council of the Japanese American Citizens League, National Advisory Council of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, and is Board Co-Chair of The Center for Asian Pacific American Women. She is a 2003 National Fellow of the Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute, and listed in Who’s Who in the Humanities, 1992-93. She is president of OSF St. Francis Medical Center Women’s Services Advisory Board, Peoria; past-president of OCA-Central Illinois, and served on the Illinois Valley Mental Health Association Board.

She holds a PhD in Educational Administration of Higher Education from Illinois State University. Her MPh and MA are in Asian Art History from University of Kansas; her BBA in Accounting from University of Hawaii. She did post-graduate studies at Sophia University in Tokyo. She holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation and is a USPTA certified tennis pro. She and her husband Greg have a son, Kurt, and daughter, Kristine.

 Connie Rose Tingson- Gatuz, PhD

In her tenth year working with APIA U, Dr. Connie Tingson-Gatuz serves as the Lead Facilitator. She is Vice President for Student Affairs and Mission Integration at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Over the last seventeen years, Connie has worked in various Academic and Student Affairs areas. She has created dozens of APIA serving initiatives at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan and advised multiple Asian American student organizations. Connie has served as a consultant for nine years for the Gates Millenium Scholarship (GMS) Program, consulted with OCA on various APIA scholarships, served as the Midwest Association for Filipino Americans (MAFA) organizing committee Advisor, and served on the Board of Advisors for the Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU). In addition to authoring government and corporate grants to support college students, she co-authored a book chapter, Unwritten Rules: Organizational and Political Realities on the Job, for new Student Affairs professionals. Honored with the 2010 National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) API Knowledge Community Outstanding Mentor award, she continues to develop students and professionals in higher education. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University.

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